Turner Prize 2005
A shed, humming bird, and nice bums are some of the works on the Turner Prize
shortlist for 2005. The sometimes controversial Turner Prize is one of the most prestigious art awards in the UK, with the prize being up for grabs to British artists under 50 years of age for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the 12 months preceding 9 May 2005.
£40,000 is quite a bit of motivation for an artist to win the prize, with first place receiving £25,000 and £5,000 going to the other shortlisted artists. So everyone is a winner on this list below ;-)
Here's the four artists, profiled on the Tate museum's website..
Darren Almond uses sculpture, film and photography, and real-time satellite broadcast to explore the effects of time on the individual. Harnessing the symbolic and emotional potential of objects, places and situations, he produces works which have universal as well as personal resonances.
Gillian Carnegie works within traditional categories of painting - still life, landscape, the figure and portraiture - with a highly accomplished technique. Yet while apparently following the conventions of representational painting, Carnegie challenges its established languages and unsettles its assumptions.
Jim Lambie takes the ephemera of modern life and transforms it into vibrant sculptural installations. Working with items immediately to hand, as well as those sourced in second-hand and hardware stores, he resurrects record decks, speakers, clothing, accessories, doors and mirrors to form sculptural elements in larger compositions. Lambprioritizesses sensory pleasure over intellectual response. He selects materials that are familiar and have a strong personal resonance, so that they offer a way into the work as well as a springboard to a psychological space beyond.
Simon Starling is fascinated by the processes involved in transforming one object or substance into another. He makes objects, installations, and pilgrimage-like journeys which draw out an array of ideas About nature, technology and economics. Starling describes his work as the physical manifestation of a thought process, revealing hidden histories and relationships.